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Since the 1970s, Michael Lee Aday, better known as “Meat Loaf,” took to the music scene like a bat out of hell. His songs “I’d Do Anything for Love” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” became instant rock classics, and he dabbled into acting with roles in Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. But on Jan. 20, 2022, the night became a little cold and lonelier, as Meat Loaf died.

A statement posted to his verified Facebook page read, “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

Here’s everything we know about what happened with Meat Loaf’s death.

How did Meat Loaf die?

At this moment there is currently no report on the causes of Meatloaf’s death. But we’ll update this section once we receive any official word.

When did Meat Loaf die?

Meat Loaf died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

Where did Meat Loaf die?

It’s unknown where Meat Loaf died currently. The rock star has lived in a number of places over the years. He was born in Texas, but has resided everywhere from Connecticut to California.

Did Meat Loaf have COVID?

TMZ alleges that Meat Loaf passed away after coming down with COVID-19. Sources close to the publication say that he was supposed to attend a business dinner this week for a show he was working on, appropriately titled “I’d Do Anything for Love.” But the dinner never happened as he became seriously ill with COVID, with his condition quickly becoming critical.

Was Meat Loaf vaccinated?

It’s unknown whether Meat Loaf vaccinated against COVID-19. He made no social media posts indicating he did or did not receive the vaccine. However, in his final months of life, he was very outspoken against government rules put in place like lockdowns and mask mandates. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he admitted he was still scared of the virus. But “if I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”

How old was Meat Loaf when he died?

Meat Loaf was born on September 27, 1947. That makes him 74 at the time he died.

Was Meat Loaf married?

Yes, Meat Loaf has been married twice. He wed Leslie G. Edmonds within a month of meeting her in 1978. The two eventually got divorced in 2001. He then married Deborah Gillespie in 2007, who was his wife until his death.

Did Meat Loaf have any children?

Meat Loaf had two daughters. Pearl Aday was not his biological daughter, the child of his first wife Leslie Edmonds and a drummer in Janis Joplin’s group Full Tilt Boogie Band. But she was formally adopted by Meat Loaf and was raised by him. She currently fronts her own band, appropriately called Pearl, and is married to Anthrax founder Scott Ian Rosenfeld.

Amanda Aday is Meat Loaf’s other daughter, the child of him and Edmonds. She has made a career for herself as an actress, most notably in the role of Dora Mae Dreifuss on the first season of HBO’s Carnivàle. She has also guest starred on a large amount of shows.

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